Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained
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Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

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`Greedily she engorged without restraint,
And knew not eating death;'


Milton's Paradise Lost is a poem of epic proportions that tells of Satan's attempts to mislead Eve into disobeying God in the Garden of Eden, by eating from the tree of knowledge. His interpretation of the biblical story of Genesis is vivid and intense in its language, justifying the actions of God to men. In his sequel poem, Paradise Regained, Milton shows Satan trying to seduce Jesus in a similar way to Eve, but ultimately failing as Jesus remains steadfast.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 26mm | 230g
  • William Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0007902107
  • 9780007902101
  • 6,954

About John Milton

John Milton (1608-1674) war nach seinem Studium in Cambridge zunächst in Italien und danach für kurze Zeit als Privatlehrer in London tätig. Er kämpfte auf Seiten von Oliver Cromwell gegen die Royalisten und unterstützte die Puritaner mit politischen Schriften. Nach Wiederherstellung des Königtums wurden seine Bücher öffentlich verbrannt und er selbst musste für kurze Zeit ins Gefängnis. Seine bedeutendsten Werke erschienen erst nach 1660. Völlig erblindet, verarmt und vereinsamt, diktierte er das große englische religiöse Epos »Das verlorene Paradies«, das 1668 zum ersten Mal erschien.
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